A Healthy Brain for Life

How to Prevent Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Memory Loss

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You can protect your brain from the effects of aging

Did you know that decreased or impaired brain function is not a foregone conclusion as you get older? That your own lifestyle choices and habits can have a significant impact--for good or ill--on your brain?

Drawing from the latest medical research, Dr. Richard Furman shows you how to make three powerful lifestyle changes that can help decrease your probability of developing dementia or Alzheimer's. He explains how eating the right foods, exercising, and sustaining an ideal weight can dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing brain disorders in the first place, and how those habits can even slow the progression of dementia in someone who has already received a diagnosis.

If you're ready to take control of your brain's future, read on.


"Dr. Furman's work will serve as the definitive guide on preventative measures to decrease one's chances of developing Alzheimer's dementia."--Senator Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company, from the foreword

"This book can change the way you live. It can give you a new hope and practical steps to deal with--and even help prevent--Alzheimer's."--Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and founder of Samaritan's Purse, from the foreword


Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than thirty years as a vascular surgeon. The author of Prescription for Life and Take Charge of Your Cholesterol, Furman is past president of the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Surgeons, past president of the North Carolina Surgical Society, and a two-term governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is cofounder of World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan's Purse, and a member of the board of Samaritan's Purse. He lives in Boone, North Carolina. For more information, please visit RichardFurman.com.

The author's proceeds from this book will be donated to Samaritan's Purse for World Medical Mission to assist doctors serving at mission hospitals abroad.


Endorsements

"I had always thought that there was little one could do to prevent or slow the symptoms of Alzheimer's. However, in this amazing book, A Healthy Brain for Life, Dr. Richard Furman explains in an easy to understand and detailed way that there are actually things you can be doing right now to decrease your odds of developing Alzheimer's dementia. This book can change the way you live. It can give you a new hope and practical steps to deal with--and even help prevent--Alzheimer's."

Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and founder of Samaritan's Purse, from the foreword

"While many books have been written about individuals with Alzheimer's, none has so seamlessly connected the disease biology, the patient experience, and the preventative science as Dr. Furman does so skillfully. Dr. Furman's work will serve as the definitive guide on preventative measures to decrease one's chances of developing Alzheimer's dementia."

Senator Bill Frist, nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, former US Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of Cressey and Company, from the foreword

"Dr. Furman has created a unique book for the public--one that synthesizes decades of research on the prevention and early treatment of dementia into understandable chunks and practical advice. Pairing the science with personal story provides immediacy, underscoring that this advice is not just a good idea, it's crucial and matters now."

Dr. Richard Ackermann, director of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mercer University School of Medicine and hospice physician of Mrs. Dell


The Author

  1. Richard Furman MD, FACS

    Richard Furman MD, FACS

    Richard Furman, MD, FACS, spent more than 30 years as a vascular surgeon. The author of Prescription for Life, Winning Your Blood Sugar Battle, and A Healthy Brain for Life, Furman is past president of the North Carolina...

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